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Can I make two different operating systems share the same folding@home work?

I have a dual-boot computer with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, with a mutual drive with label Mutual. Since I like contributing to folding@home, I have the software on both operating systems. However, ...
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Does running constant load help degrade life of a computer? (Ignoring heat generation)

I run Folding@Home on my laptop (2013 MacBook Pro, no GPU). I tried to convince a friend of mine to join me but he claims that running the program will degrade the life of the computer - making it ...
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How can I make sure my video card is working properly?

Core Question How can I ensure that my GeForce GTS 450 is working properly? Background: I have an AlienWare system with dual GeForce GTS 450 in SLI running Windows 7 SP1. Shortly after I got it, I ...
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Why is my Folding at Home client only using 25% of my CPU?

I have a new rig with an i5 2500k overclocked to 4.8GHz. It doesn't have a GPU yet, so I'm going to let it do some Folding at Home. I installed the latest Folding at Home client, but in Task ...
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Why does F@H not bind to more than one core on Windows?

I have been contributing to Stanford's Folding@Home project for some time with most of the computers I own. I just installed the Windows client on a new machine running Windows 7, but see that the ...
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Run Folding@Home inside VMs on a single physical host, or just on the parent OS?

From a pure efficiency standpoint, would running 8 VMs on a 8 CPU core system, one in each of 8 1 CPU VMs be more efficient at processing the F@H data, or just running one instance on a dedicated ...
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Can't connect to Folding@home server

I'm trying to run Folding@home on a Linux box. After configuration, I get the following output: [17:33:20] Work directory not found. Creating... [17:33:20] Could not open work queue, generating new ...